Friday, January 9, 2009

Another ammo serialization bill

From Georgia:
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One of the bills the Senate will consider when they convene is an ammunition coding bill. It would require manufacturers to engrave a unique code on the bottom of each bullet, so it can be traced. A measure that could help in the prosecution of people using handguns to commit crimes.

A state senator from Decatur has proposed legislation that would require an ammunition coding and database system. It would require a unique serial number or marking on each bullet. Many gun rights enthusiasts say the bill is a violation of their second amendment rights.

Article here. Ammo serialization is both a way to implement a backup gun owner registration scheme, as each ammo purchase is linked to a specific purchaser (and gun owner), and a way to make the price of ammo prohibitively expensive.

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